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How To: Upgrade your MOSS 2007 to Service Pack 2


Steps for Installing WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 and MOSS 2007 Service Pack 2 on your Farm

1. Backup our Office Server 2007 (MOSS) Farm

2. Verify and Validate the Build of your WSS 3.0 Build Number

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3. Execute the Service Pack 2 Executable for Windows SharePoint Services on the server hosting the Central Administration (CA) Site.

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The installer will go through extracting and installing the updates and conclude at the SharePoint Product and Technologies Wizard.

4. Click “Next” to begin the SP Product and Technologies Wizard

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5. Click “Yes” to acknowledge that certain services will be stopped while the Farm and Databases areUpdated

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NOTE: At this point, if there are multiple Servers in your environment, you must STOP at this point and run the SP2 Installer on the other Servers in the Farm before going any further. Once complete return to the first server and continue

6. Click “Ok” once you have completed [where required] installing the SP2 binaries on other WSS Servers in the farm

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7. The SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard will continue through up to 10 steps to completion

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8. If all goes well you should see the Configuration Successful Screen below

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9. The Central Administration “CA” site will come up afterwards. Verify that the build number now says 12.0.0.6421 and you are now up to SP2 on WSS.

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10. Next you need to Install the Binaries [run the Executable for SP2 for MOSS 2007]

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11. Accept the Agreement

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12. Next the Installer will detect if the Product is ready to be Installed against, Extract the Files and Begin the Installation Process

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13. After the Installation of the binaries are complete the SharePoint Product and Technologies Wizard will appear.

14. Click “Next” to begin the process

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15. Click “Yes” to acknowledge that various services will stop while the upgrade is in progress

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16. Allow the Upgrade process to continue for up to 9 or 10 steps

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NOTE: At this point, if there are multiple Servers in your environment, you must STOP at this point and run the SP2 Installer on the other Servers in the Farm before going any further. Once complete return to the first server and continue

17. Click “OK” to confirm that you have installed the binaries on all the servers in the Farm

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18. If all goes well you should see the Configuration Successful Screen below

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19. Next the Central Administration “CA” site will come up afterwards. Verify that the build number now says 12.0.0.6421 and you are now up to SP2 on MOSS

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April 29, 2009 - Posted by | SharePoint Administration

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